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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All,
I am David from Paris, France.
Am 37 and ride a 2007 ABS V.
I had a few bikes before (400 bandit, VFR 400 NC30, Z750S, Z750, Z1000, Speed triple 1050, KTM 625 SM) but the V is just ideal and does it all for me
I comute 20 miles to go to work every day. I needed something practical, economical, not too expensive to service, comfy, fuel efficient and able to go on a track day)
I've done a track day and doing another one this Sunday and the V did very well considering my humble skills
The V has now 30,000 miles on the clock!
It is not very sexy but as I said it does it all, no other bike seem to tick all boxes like this one does. If I had loads of cash I'd get a multistrada 1200 I think though I never rode one!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 05:29 AM
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They did not release the ABS version here until 2010
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The ABS V has "never" been released in the U.S.A.!

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Welcome from Germany! Where in France do you live? I did a 5-country-ride DE-BE-LU-FR-NL once in a day, riding in France was kinda relaxed.

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Thanks all for the
Just done 2 track days here in Paris and the Versys did surprise more than one ridder on bigger bikes!
I managed to break a foot peg! dragging it
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Welcome bigdave. I am new myself [as of 10 minute ago] but haven't yet figured out how to post an intro OR a question. I have a starting issue but was unable to post in the technical Forum.

If you or anyone else can help me out, I would be appreciative.

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Welcome bigdave. I am new myself [as of 10 minute ago] but haven't yet figured out how to post an intro OR a question. I have a starting issue but was unable to post in the technical Forum.

If you or anyone else can help me out, I would be appreciative.

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